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Mary-Ellen Carter 'Hummingbird'

This is a discussion on Mary-Ellen Carter 'Hummingbird' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Like I said "Things are blooming". The original pot grew large and I've split it ...

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    Default Mary-Ellen Carter 'Hummingbird'

    Like I said "Things are blooming". The original pot grew large and I've split it into three.

    LOL, I like to keep three of everything because you never know when you'll lose one, and from experience I know that some of these are hard to replace. ie: Goodnews, David Dolge, Toshie Aoki pizzaz.

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    Wow beautiful colors!

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    Concur with Jack. Such a beauty this is. Very nicely done.

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    Very eye catching!

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    She's a beauty!

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    Thanks all, I guess I'm just a Cattleya Junkie!

    Running out of space, may have to borrow part of my neighbors yard.
    She has a nice row of Areka Palms, planted there by the previous owner because she wanted a place for her orchids ... most of which I gave her. LOL

    When she moved she gave a lot of them away but left a few for the new owners.

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    Welcome to the orchid addict's quandary. Were to put the next purchases?

    Now, imagine my situation. I have to only have as many as I can fit inside my small townhouse style condo. During June, July and August, I can move many outside. But buying more during this time can be bad as they are always bigger when they come in and take up more space, one has to be sure that you don't buy too many new. The problem is fitting them all in after September comes. Also, I walk most of mine when inside to the sink at every watering. That helps keep the number down.

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    It's gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post

    But buying more during this time can be bad as they are always bigger when they come in and take up more space
    You mean like buying a 40" TV set for your 10' x 10' guest room and when you turn it on, the characters are right there sitting on your lap?

    The problem is fitting them all in after September comes.
    I'm familiar with this problem well. Every once in a while we have high winds and hurricane warnings and I have to move ALL my orchids in the garage and in the house.

    Here's the kicker: I have a Lexus and it gets parked in the driveway whenever I need to do this !

    As someone had said " Gotta have your priorities right! LOL.

    The other problem is that with the pots sitting on the ground outside, you never know what you may bring in the house as in a centipede or two.

    Minor annoyances UNTIL one drops on your face as you sleep ... YIKES! .. Now as I understand these things can crawl up a wall and ceiling but can't get down, so they just drop down. Actually happened to me! LOL!

    Now ... that's scary!

    BTW: I had a daughter in Loveland, CO and we almost retired there instead of Hawaii.

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    I have to move th vandas inside when it's too cold. I'm running out of hanging spots as I add more orchids. We haven't had to evacuate for a hurricane since 2008. Not sure if it's better to leave them in a spare room and hope the house stands or risk them dying in a hot car on the drive.

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